Our own Marc Chevalier gives us a bit of Ivy Trivia:
“… here is how all Brooks Brothers OCBD shirts were designed before Garfinckel’s took over Brooks Brothers in 1946.
All were in a pullover style, with four front buttons only, and a fifth buttonhole (larger than the four above it) to secure the shirt to a button on the inside front of the trousers’ waistband. Below the front placket, there is a type of kick pleat: its main purpose (thank you, Evan) is to offer more ease in pulling on and pulling off the shirt.”
Malcom W. sent me an email with some great pictures in it so I got permission to share. He writes, “I had a long talk with Paul Winston yesterday and told him some of the clothes his Dad Sid made for my father. We still have many of the sport coats. Love the striped one with the tie made to match.” Here are the photos. Enjoy.
Finally, here in Bedford the weather is just weird. BUT. I am wearing my J. Press Baracuta G9 INTO THE GROUND. A question for the collective wisdom (I think the answer is no but maybe I am wrong…). So I wear it pretty much all day, and I like it so much I leave it on indoors when I can. This is wrong, right?